Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Trying to relax

I never realized how much blogging relaxes me until today. I've been busy/stressed/exhausted lately, and thought it best to take a break from my blog. But today I discovered that the act of taking photos and planning what to write really calms me down.


[There should be a photo here, but the ones I took that relaxed me so much turned out terrible, so never mind.]


I've been doing lots of other stuff to try and relax. Last weekend I got a pedicure (my toenails are a lovely shade of blue) and a massage. On Saturday I visited my favorite bath and body store, Lush, for a special they were offering-- buy fifty dollars worth of products and get a free goody bag. Have you ever tried Lush? Ooooh, their lotions, bath bombs and skin cleansers are wonderful.

Not only did I get my bag of freebies, but on Sunday I found out that I had guessed the correct number of Rollos in a glass vase and won almost $100 worth of products. I had a big smile on my face all day.


I also discovered Jane Eyre in the last few weeks. Not the book, but the Masterpiece Theater production with Toby Stephens and Ruth Wilson. Have you seen it? I didn't know what the story was about and found myself spellbound by the tale. The actors were so good! Especially hunky Toby. I ended up watching two other productions that I found at the library, one with Timothy Dalton (also hunky) and another with William Hurt, but didn't like those quite as much. At some point I will get around to reading the book.

Last but not least, have you seen the crochet-covered sea stones at the Purl Bee? Oh my gosh, they are incredible. The designer, Margaret Oomen, is so talented. The Purl Bee describes them as mesmerizing, and that is the perfect word-- it's hard to stop looking at them.

14 comments:

Kate! said...

I love that version of Jane Eyre! Isn't it a wonderful story?

Theresa said...

I love blogging and it is just what I do before I got to bed at night and first thing in the morning.

Yummmmm rolos:) And great guess to win the prize! I have not tried those products but sounds like good stuff!

I love those rocks, they are gorgeous and I couldn't stop looking at them too!

Have a blessed and restful night my friend! HUGS!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

I think I should go to Santa Cruz...had to catch up on your life:)
How great to win extra bath/skin products! Maybe you should buy a lottery ticket! I haven't heard of that line. Sure looks very nice.
Sweet Pea is sleeping on my lap while I'm commenting right now. She loves laps:)
Have a great Thursday!
Warmly,
deb :)

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

oops..
you could make those rocks!!! Love how they look dressed!
deb :)

Hilary Martin said...

Lush rules!!!!

Erin Wallace said...

Love that Timothy Dalton Jane Eyre. Also, check out this blog for more of those amazing crocheted stones. She does a fabulous job!

xo Erin

Jane said...

I have not seen the production of Jane Eyre so I will have to add that to my list (probably in the fall, though - there's been no time for tv.) I caught part of "The Girl With the Pearl Earring" - a movie about the Vermeer painting. So I just finished reading (listening to) that. You might like it.

The rocks are amazing!

Linda said...

I have seen that version of Jane Eyre and I love it! Those crochet covered stones are absolutely beautiful!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- you guessed the correct number of Rolos? That's amazing -- I can never guess that sort of thing correctly. Looks like you're good and busy -- and having a fun time!

Suz said...

Boy..you're on a Rollo!
good for you...take care of you..yes
ahh Jane..yes...
blogging is the best..so many wonderful people who stop by to say hello
makes my day

PunkiePie said...

Congratulations on your win at Lush! Lucky, lucky you! Amelia loves their bath bombs too. And we match! My toes are blue too... :)

Rachel said...

My daughter loves Lush products too. Congrats on your win! Lucky girl.

Haven't been a good blog friend lately - I've been visiting but not commenting much. But I wanted to say thanks for the beautiful butterfly ATC you sent. It's so summery. I'm trying to get August's cards done before I leave (tomorrow) but it doesn't look good. They may be late...

Love those crocheted sea rocks. How beautiful and unique!

Dogwood said...

I love Jane Eyre. You probably already know that since it is in my profile. I have my grandmother's old copy with tissue thin pages.

Love your relaxing products. Whoo...so glad you won the $100!

Precious rocks.

Hugs, Cory

Niesz Vintage Home said...

aaahhhh...a pedicure and massage sounds wonderful!
I hope you have a nice relaxing weekend. :-)

The crochet stones are amazing!
Kimberly